Safari in the Serengeti
The first thing you see when landing on the Seronera Airstrip, the main runway to the Serengeti, are the antelopes jumping here and there as the sleek jet touches down. A few minutes later, the staff of the lodge welcomes the group off the plane with fresh towels and accompanies them to the jeeps that will take the guests inside the park. The safari already begins on the short land cruiser journey that leads to the lodge with the sighting of antelopes, elephants, giraffes, zebras and, with a bit of luck, lions. The endless plains give way to kopjes - rock formations each with its own name and history, a refuge for animals and ancient local tribes and finally the lodge entrance appears. The Masai warriors in traditional costume and the entire staff welcome guests with a refreshing hibiscus tea. Things bode well.
The magic of the Serengeti never tires even those who have visited it many times. In this immense wild space, you could drive for days and always have the feeling that you have never seen enough. The blinding sunlight illuminates the immense expanses of grass in the morning while huge mounds of rain clouds loom on the horizon and hundreds of animals can be seen everywhere you look.
The North of Tanzania is the ideal destination for first time safaris, the famous parks of Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti Park and Tarangire offer sensational scenery and extraordinary opportunities for animal sightings. The classic 10-day itinerary allows you to visit the four parks and experience the comforts and amenities of luxury lodges or luxury tented camps.
The protagonists of this almost boundless territory are the wildebeests and zebras that every year, in an endless journey, migrate in search of water holes. The wild lands of the Serengeti National Park are the theatre of the Great Migration which, through almost 400 kilometres of woods, hills and plains, reaches the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya and even further afield.
From the Serengeti the journey continues to the Tarangire National Park, where you can encounter countless herds of elephants and imposing thousand-year-old baobabs, as well as zebras, wildebeests, antelopes and a remarkable variety of colourful birds.
Heading West, towards the Great Rift Valley, you reach the Lake Manyara National Park, home to flamingos and other sea birds. Here, too, there are elephants, hippos and tree-climbing lions that love spending their time up there.
A safari in Tanzania is a full immersion into a natural and cultural landscape. Bush safaris take you to the Masai villages to get to know the local people, their habits and traditions and understand how modernity has influenced their way of life.
The journey continues towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, crossing the Olduvai Gorge, an important archaeological site where ancient human remains have been found, until reaching the imposing Ngorongoro Crater, a 600-metre deep caldera, 19-kilometres wide, which is a refuge for countless species of animals and predators. Elephants, rhinos, wildebeests and lions gather on the crater of the silent volcano while jeeps cross extraordinary and unexpected landscapes such as the Magadi Lake populated by thousands of pink flamingos and dense acacia forests.
Returning to the lodge is like returning at home, here you can choose to spend your time at leisure or being pampered by the amazing staff. Infinity pools overlooking the bush, elegant and comfortable rooms, outdoor bar and barbecue areas are just some of the amenities to choose from. However, but for a safari in Tanzania to be truly unforgettable there's nothing better than a romantic candlelight dinner in the bush or a hot air balloon ride over the vastness of the Serengeti as the sun rises.